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Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives

  
 

 

 

Congressional Issues 2010
GOVERNMENT
Elections, Vote Fraud and the Right to Vote



The 112th Congress should
  • leave voting issues with the states and localities, where the Constitution puts it
  • carefully resist calls to implement computer voting systems

Reports of Voter Fraud

 

Some people don't vote because they're lazy and apathetic.

Other people don't vote because they're deeply concerned about the direction in which the government is taking this country, and deeply cynical about the power of voting to change that.

What do you do if you want to change the system so much that you don't want to participate in it?


Does Voting Matter?
Should You Vote At All?


Dialogue with Lew Rockwell

Why I Don’t Vote « LewRockwell.com Blog Comments by Kevin Craig, Libertarian Candidate for U.S. Congress
A lot of people have asked me why I do not vote. Me too.
1) Voting is the sacrament of the civil religion. I’m a political atheist. I'm a political iconoclast. I like desecrating false sacraments.
2) Not voting bugs the regime, and no wonder. Such abstinence, like not complying in other ways, weakens them. What if they held an election and nobody came? If they held an election and nobody came, the incumbents would retain power and continue ruling over us. Voting is the only way to vote them out of office.
3) It’s a pain in the neck. I agree.
4) Your vote doesn’t count, unless the election is decided by a single vote. You are far more likely to be killed on the way to the polls than to have that happen. Logical fallacy. Voting counts, but it may not be decisive. It sends a message.
5) The candidates itch to rule others. There is no lesser evil. What about a candidate who is not an archist, and refuses to rule over others?
6) Politics is not our salvation. Indeed, the whole system is corrupt from top to bottom. I agree with both sentences. On salvation, see here.


A Non-Voting Bibliography
Compiled by Wilton Alston

For general theory on non-voting and political party involvement, see:

For specific articles on non-voting (with some pro-con debate), see:

Who Can a Christian Vote For?

  • Nobody who believes he is his own god.
  • Nobody who will use government force to coercively redistribute even one penny of someone else's wealth. Taxation is theft.
  • Someone who will use the "bully pulpit" to change hearts and minds in favor of "Liberty Under God." That would be "bully."
  • Good luck finding such a candidate.

OK, So What Do I Do if I Don't Vote?

  1. Write a letter to decision-makers.
    Letters count for 6 votes, according to some legislators. (For every letter received, the assumption is made that 6 others feel the same way, but didn't take time to write.)
  2. Write a letter to decision-takers.
    Unelected bureaucrats follow the rules set by decision-makers. Tell them to exercise their conscience.
    Bend over backwards, do whatever it takes, go the second mile, don't even give the possible appearance of being threatening, or your letter will be forwarded to Homeland Security.
  3. Persuade friends to write letters.
    Convincing one friend to write a letter is like voting 6 more times.

The Sacrament of Statism

First consider these webages:

Then consider these links [offsite]



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